Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Peg (Katey Sagal), Bud (David Faustino) and Kelly (Christina Applegate) hold the three crucial votes that will determine whether or not Al (Ed O'Neill) can pitch in an upcoming championship softball game. Though the kids are easily bought off, Peg's decision is swayed by one glance at Al's replacement, muscle-bound Sven Hunkstrom (Dan Blom). But in the ninth inning, Sven is injured--so guess who steps up to the pitcher's mound? This episode manages to include virtually every baseball-movie cliché known to man (including a wickedly hilarious send-up of Lou Gehrig's farewell speech), and as a bonus features future Beverly Hills 90210 regular Ian Ziering in a small role.